We’ve seen enough of those “women need to drink to have sex/women gain four thousand kilos during the first year of marriage/women who chop their nose off to spite their face have trouble smelling” studies to know that the answer is yes.
A story in today’s Sunday Telegraph (and also picked up by News.com.au): Kids healthiest when mum works part-time:
MOTHERS who work part-time raise healthier children than stay-at-home mums or those with full-time jobs, new research has revealed.
A study of more than 4500 Australian pre-schoolers found kids of part-time mums eat less junk food, watch less television and are less likely to be overweight or obese.
Apparently it’s a “surprise finding” that when an adult is around to make sure kids don’t sit in front of the tv eating junk food, kids don’t spend as much time sitting in front of the tv eating junk food.
Talk about a guilt trip – the study is called Do Working Mothers Raise Couch Potato Kids?. If you’re a stay-at-home mum or a mum who works full time, it’s your fault you have fat lazy kids.
Thing is, policing junk food and tv watching isn’t just something mothers do. Surely if you’re going to spend the time and money researching this, you should be looking at all parents who work part-time, not just the ones with vaginas.